can i get comments on this proposal from anyone interested:
- i will move the "copy source files into the library" to the main library preferences panel into the "music library" section.
- it will still only be enabled when "auto-organise audio files" is ticked
- when "copy source files into the library" is ticked, the monitored folders section will be disabled. So that means you could only use this feature for manually added files
- the reason being is that monitored folders will inevitably lead to duplicates being created unless i put in some blocking. Although i did that with the latest 2.3 update i am not very comfortable about it as it cant catch every scenario
I don't think the problem is with the way it's been done, but more with the actual wording of the option.
I think most new users don't realise that in MB your "Library" is actually the library setting folder that may or may not contain the source files for music, podcasts, playlists etc. Most other players refer to the "Library" as the location of the source files.
IMO most of the problems occur with new users, when selecting the "copy source files into the library", are assuming it means to add the files into MB so they can be viewed.
I don't believe they know that source files and library are different (especially AFATK they have already organised them with auto-sweep), and MB is creating a copy of the file within the library file.
Maybe just a warning pop-up that "This option will duplicate source files if Library and source files are in the same location" (or probably worded better than that
) is what is needed.